(formerly the White Horse)
24 Market Place
Pub built in 1603 with later additions.
Locally listed as “White Horse”.
In Butts Conservation Area.
There’s mention of this as The White Horse as early as 1603. A rebuild and the addition of the tiles on the outside walls would seem to be about the same date as other pubs in the town. Continue reading “The Weir”
Locally Listed as “56 Kew Bridge Rd, plus numbers 57-60 Kew Bridge Rd”
In Kew Bridge Conservation Area
Building thought to date from the 1860s. Trading seems to have started in the forecourt that developed in to Brentford Market. Plaque commemorating the Trafalgar Despatch unveiled August 2009. Continue reading “The Express Tavern”
148 High Street Originally a pub, rebuilt in 1904 and remains a pub. Locally listed. In Grand Union Canal & Boston Manor Conservation Area; Thames Policy Area. History Licensed by at least 1722. Fuller Smith & Turner from 1815. Rebuilt in 1904. Named because of the six bells that were in St Lawrence’s church that were rung for special occasions and when Royalty travelled through … Continue reading The Six Bells
Magpie and Crown PH 128 High Street Original public house built in 1614, rebuilt in 1920-30s. In Thames Policy Area History The Pye’ is recorded in 1614. Magpie & Crown by 1722. Rebuilt and for some reason set back from the building line 1920s/30s(?) Believed by one historical source to be designed by Nowell Parr. Further Information Mentioned in Alfred Pearce’s poem of Fifty Pubs … Continue reading Magpie and Crown
Alfred Pearce wrote it in 1948 when he was seventy-four years old (his family ran the Alexandra pub in the High Street).He starts at the Star and Garter, Kew Bridge Road and proceeds westwards along Brentford High Street, across Brentford Bridge to London Road. When I was knighted with a STAR AND GARTER I was pushed into an EXPRESS On my way to OXFORD AND … Continue reading Fifty Pubs of Brentford
68-69 High Street TW8 0AH Former Rising Sun pub, now Fat Boys Restaurant. Built in 18th century. Locally listed as number 68. In St Paul’s Conservation Area and in Thames Policy Area. History Licensed by 1763 as the Rising Sun. Acquired by Fuller Smith & Turner in 1908. Closed in 1959 and for some time was an antique shop and art gallery. Now Fat Boys … Continue reading Former Rising Sun
O’Riordans Tavern 3 Brentford High Street, TW8 0DX Pub since construction in 1888 in Thames Policy Area History First in directory in 1888 as The Royal Tar. Also referred to as The Jolly Tar. At other times known as The Yacht, and Captain Morgans. Interesting cast iron pillars at corners of the windows. These can be seen on houses in Hamilton and Whitestile Roads. O’Riordans … Continue reading O’Riordans